EUGENE, Ore. -- Three University of Oregon men’s basketball players were recognized as part of the 2012 Pac-12 All-Conference teams it was announced by the league office on Monday. Senior guard Devoe Joseph was named first team all-conference, while junior forward E.J. Singler received second team recognition. Senior guard Garrett Sim was an honorable mention selection.
In addition, junior center Tony Woods received honorable mention consideration for the Pac-12’s All-Defensive Team.
Joseph, from Toronto, Ontario, becomes the first Oregon player to receive first team recognition since Aaron Brooks earned the accolade for the 2006-07 season. Joseph has averaged a team-high 16.8 points per outing, while leading the team in field goals made (140), field goals attempted (290) and minutes played (34.8 mpg) in 24 games. The Ducks are 18-6 with him in the lineup.
Amongst conference players, Joseph currently ranks second in 3-pointers made per game (2.4) and minutes per game (34.8), third in scoring (16.8 ppg) and 3-point percentage (.445), sixth in free throw percentage (.817) and ninth in steals (1.4 spg).
Singler, from Medford, Ore., ranks second on the team with 397 total points (13.3 ppg) and has grabbed a team-high 166 total rebounds (5.5 rpg). Singler ranks first in the Pac-12 for free throw percentage (.907, 97-of-107). As of March 5, Singler’s free throw percentage ranked second nationally. He’s scored in double-figures on 25 occasions this season and is one of two Oregon players to have started all 30 regular-season games.
Sim, from Portland, Ore., is averaging career-highs in points per game (12.3 ppg), field goal percentage (.502, 125-of-249), 3-point percentage (.467, 64-of-137) and free throw percentage (.859, 55-of-64). He ranks second in the conference for 3-point percentage, while tied for fifth for 3-pointers made per game (2.1). His free throw shooting percentage would rank second in the Pac-12 (behind Singler), but Sim does not have enough attempts to qualify.
Woods ranks third in the Pac-12 with 43 blocks (1.5 bpg). Woods has rejected 28 shots (1.6 bpg) in the Ducks’ 18 conference games this year. Woods set a new single-season school record for blocks, moving past Blair Rasmussen who had 42 blocks in the 1983-84 season. Woods had a career-high five blocks in the win over Portland State, the most blocks for a UO player since Dec. 31, 2009 (Dunigan at Washington State). That five-block game ranks tied for second in school history for most blocks in a single game.
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